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A convert from Ubunutu, I picked up Arch due to it's KISS reputation. Though it has thrown me a couple of curve balls, I have the impression that - unlike Ubuntu - the system is laid bare for me to fix them in whatever way I can figure out (read: beg, cajole, plead with forum users to help me). I like.
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A convert from Ubuntu, I picked up Arch due to it's KISS reputation. I see Arch's great strength as userfriendliness: The user is aided by a well-ordered and consistent structure and annotated configuration files in shaping her/his system.  
  
 
::A chochem, or the female chochema, is a possessor of wisdom, a brilliant person. It's the ultimate tribute to a scholar. But it can also be said of a shrewd man because he's so clever, or inventive. It is said with the highest respect, like 'A chochem of the Talmud'. Yet it can be used in a negative way, to make fun of somebody. You'd say, 'Noch a chochem'; that is, 'Another scholar!' Or 'Uch, this is a nuclear scientist! A brain surgeon he'll never be. A genius he's not.' You reverse the meaning so that you call someone a chochem when you don't want to call him a jerk.
 
::A chochem, or the female chochema, is a possessor of wisdom, a brilliant person. It's the ultimate tribute to a scholar. But it can also be said of a shrewd man because he's so clever, or inventive. It is said with the highest respect, like 'A chochem of the Talmud'. Yet it can be used in a negative way, to make fun of somebody. You'd say, 'Noch a chochem'; that is, 'Another scholar!' Or 'Uch, this is a nuclear scientist! A brain surgeon he'll never be. A genius he's not.' You reverse the meaning so that you call someone a chochem when you don't want to call him a jerk.
  
 
:: - ''[http://members.tripod.com/talk_jewish/id19.htm Talking Jewish]''
 
:: - ''[http://members.tripod.com/talk_jewish/id19.htm Talking Jewish]''

Latest revision as of 21:53, 5 September 2008

A convert from Ubuntu, I picked up Arch due to it's KISS reputation. I see Arch's great strength as userfriendliness: The user is aided by a well-ordered and consistent structure and annotated configuration files in shaping her/his system.

A chochem, or the female chochema, is a possessor of wisdom, a brilliant person. It's the ultimate tribute to a scholar. But it can also be said of a shrewd man because he's so clever, or inventive. It is said with the highest respect, like 'A chochem of the Talmud'. Yet it can be used in a negative way, to make fun of somebody. You'd say, 'Noch a chochem'; that is, 'Another scholar!' Or 'Uch, this is a nuclear scientist! A brain surgeon he'll never be. A genius he's not.' You reverse the meaning so that you call someone a chochem when you don't want to call him a jerk.
- Talking Jewish